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Azure Updates – Number 72 – September 9, 2023

A summary update on Azure News that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Every update is linked to it’s original Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Sentinel or other blog source. Hopefully this will save you some time digging around to find recent releases and changes.

Updates include preview and general availability announcements, news, and technical articles published in the listed topic areas for the previous 2 week snapshot. Presented is a subset of news that is highlighted here, visit Azure Blog or Azure Updates Blog to see all the updates.

Microsoft Ignite Is Open

Did you notice that Microsoft Ignite 2023 registration opened this week? Check out some of the great improvements and the shift back to a successful in-person conference!

Azure Updates

Azure Load Testing now supports uploading large files as ZIP
Move Azure Load Testing resources across resource groups and subscriptions
Generally available: Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage is now available in more regions
Public Preview: Azure Container Storage Updates: Expanded regions and performance options
Public preview: Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench
Build AI-assisted calling workflows with Azure AI Speech and Azure Communication Services
Public Preview: Test Single GraphQL Resolver in Azure API Management Portal
Generally Available: Azure Monitor VM Insights using Azure Monitor Agent
Azure Firewall Single-Click Upgrade and Downgrade is now in general availability
Azure Firewall: Poland Central Region is now in general availability
Azure Firewall: Explicit Proxy is now in public preview
Azure Firewall: Auto-Learn SNAT routes feature is now in public preview
Generally Available: Trusted launch as default for VMs deployed through the Azure portal
Public preview: Azure Functions .NET 8 support in Linux plans
Public Preview: Azure Container Apps supports environment level mTLS encryption
Generally available: Azure Container Apps jobs
Public preview: Azure Container Apps supports additional TCP ports
Generally Available: Azure Container Apps support for UDR, NAT Gateway, and smaller subnets
Public preview: Azure Functions .NET worker cold start improvements
Generally available: Azure Container Apps dedicated plan
Generally Available: ASP.NET Core integration in Azure Functions
Generally Available: Auto-upgrade scheduled maintenance for AKS
General availability: Azure SQL updates for late-August 2023
Generally available: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
Public Preview: Universal geo restore on Azure Database for MySQL- Flexible Server
Public Preview ??? Azure Portal experience for Azure Database Migration Service
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery Higher Churn Support
Preview: Export Cost Management data to secure storage accounts with firewall
Azure App Configuration – public preview release of snapshots feature

Azure Sentinel Blog

Accelerating Zero Trust Alignment with Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel’s new incident experience is generally available!
Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Optimization Workbook
Manage Access to Microsoft Sentinel Workbooks with Lower Scoped RBAC
Help Protect your Exchange Environment With Microsoft Sentinel